Soooo I have never, ever let my RIR rooster out to free-range. Yesterday though, I HAD to let ALL of my Leghorns/RIRs out because their pen was flooded so bad. I actually had an older chick drown in the mud. I also had to get the juvies out and put them in the (empty) chick brooder because theirs was flooded as well. (thanks to the 30+ inches of rain we've gotten over the last few weeks...) Anyway our girls were outside playing and I told them to stay on the porch. We were working on the new chicken barn/house/coop and our 2 year old came down and we didn't know it. I heard her screaming and I immediately new it was the rooster, and I yelled at my husband- the rooster the rooster! So he ran over to her, sure enough he was jumping up at her, and knocked her over. He kicked him really hard, I took her inside to clean her up (she was okay, thank God) and when I came back my husband had killed the rooster. I am kind of upset... I mean, I am VERY mad that he went after my daughter, and I don't want a mean rooster, but that was my only RIR rooster and my only standard roo that I have right now. I have read that RIRs can be aggressive. Is this true for all roosters? The only other roos I have right now are Silkies and OEGBs, and I have an Ameraucana roo but he doesn't even crow or mate with the hens so I don't know what's up with him... and I have a "teenage" Ex. Leghorn roo. Should I be worried about them? Sorry this ended up being so long!